Jun 022017

We will be having our Sports Day on Friday, 16th June 2017 within the grounds of Neilston Primary School.  All parents/carers are welcome to come along and spectate.  The times for this are 9.30am until 10.30am and 1.45pm until 2.45pm.

Jun 022017

All parents/carers are invited to come along to the Family Centre on Wednesday, 14th June to meet the Campus Management Team.  There will be coffee/tea and cakes available.  The times for this is 11.00am until 12 noon and 1.00pm until 2.00pm.

It would be lovely to see you there.

May 232017

The Family Centre will be closed on Friday, 26th May and will reopen on Wednesday, 31st May as per normal.

From all the staff at Madras Family Centre we wish you a relaxing holiday weekend.

Mar 202017

Further to the text that was sent out last week I take this opportunity to remind you to please ensure that all external gates to the Family Centre are closed when you are dropping off and picking up your child.

Although you may feel that you are being rude doing this when another parent is coming it is extremely important that for the safety of all the children at the Family Centre we get into the habit of closing these.

We would also remind you that dogs are not allowed within the Family Centre grounds and it would also be appreciated if you do not tie your dog to the railing/fences outside as not only can this be intimidating to small children it can also be a hazard when parents have to try and negotiate around them without walking on the road.

Mar 202017

I would take this opportunity to welcome our new Child Development Officer, Mrs Lauren Lindsay. I am sure many of you have met her and know that she will be the new key worker for the pink group.  Mrs Janette McLure and Mrs Zareen Rafay were with us on a temporary basis and their contract will cease as of the end of March.  We would like to thank Mrs McLure and Mrs Rafay for all their hard work and dedication.

We will also have another Child Development Officer joining our team this week, Miss Victoria Stevenson who will be working with the children in Playroom 2 and we look forward to her joining our team.

Mar 132017

All parents will have received an e-mail in relation to our holiday wrap for the Easter break. 

This is available to all children attending an East Renfrewshire nursery. 

If this is of interest to you please complete the paperwork and return to the office. 

If you have not received the paperwork please see Denise.

Feb 282017

Active Kids is back! Vouchers are available to collect from Sainsbury’s stores, petrol stations and grocery online until 2nd May.  

Please help us to collect vouchers which we can exchange for more fantastic equipment and active experiences.

You can find our voucher collection box in the entrance to the Family Centre.

Feb 082017

Madras Family Centre will be closed on Friday, 10th February for an In Service Day.

We will also be closed to term time children on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of the following week for Mid Term (unless holiday provision has been booked).

We will return as normal on Thursday, 16th February. 

Jan 092017

Enrolment for Primary School

If your son or daughter is aged five between 1 March 2017 and the end of February 2018, you should attend the school you wish to register your child between 1.30pm and 3.00pm any day during the week of Monday 16th January to Friday 20th January 2017.

You will be required to bring the following:

  • Your child’s birth certificate.
  • Your child benefit statement.
  • Utility bill or bank statement (with transactions in the last 3 months registered to your home address).
  • Current Council Tax Notice for your residence
  • Mortgage statement or signed and independently witnessed residency/tenant agreement for at least 1 year.


If you do not have current documents, we ask you still to report to the school to enrol your child. Your child will be provisionally enrolled until you have provided us with all the required documents.

Dec 212016

The Education Committee approved the recent consultation on proposed new arrangements to school admissions, the transfer of pupils from primary to secondary school and placing requests.

School admissions, pupil transfers from primary to secondary and placing requests will be administered in line with the new arrangements from January 2017 and beyond.  Any placing request applications for school places in academic session 2017-18 submitted before January 2017 will be accepted however, please note that they will be processed in line with the new policy; there will be no need for parents/carers to submit another application. 

As part of the changes to our arrangements, an online facility is now available for the submission of placing requests; please find the link below:



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